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Gov. Doug Ducey this week gave the Prescott YMCA emergency operational funding from Monday, March 30, through at least Friday, April 10, to provide child care for Quad-City area parents and/or guardians who are being impacted by school closures tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Doug Cook March 27, 2020
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) responded to a Prescott campus staff member’s roommate testing positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) by shutting down all campus flight operations, according to ERAU officials Friday.

By Jesse Bertel March 27, 2020
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Local restaurants, bars and other businesses will have more flexibility in using signs to alert customers to alternative services during the COVID-19 pandemic, after the city lifted its existing temporary sign code provisions this week.

By The Daily Courier March 27, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday ordered Arizona hospitals to come up with plans to increase bed capacity by 50 percent within the next month and actually have half of those ready to go by April 10.

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The Prescott Fire Department has announced that in an effort to maintain a capable work force, the department’s response model has needed to evolve along with the burgeoning coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.

By The Daily Courier March 27, 2020
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In light of recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Census has adjusted its 2020 operations.

By The Daily Courier March 27, 2020
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During this pandemic I have noticed a stark contrast between two different kinds of people — those with hope, resolve, patience and charity, and those who throw darts of doubt, discord, judgment and blame.

By Richard Haddad, WNI March 27, 2020
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The Prescott National Forest has closed its offices to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak, and has implemented a number of virtual services in the meantime.

By The Daily Courier March 27, 2020
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President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM and LAURIE KELLMAN AP March 27, 2020
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Yavapai County is up to 11 positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) as the state nearly added 160 more cases in a 24 hour period, settling in at 665 total positive tests by Friday morning, according to Yavapai County Community Health Services.

By The Daily Courier March 27, 2020
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In this time of strife connected to the COVID-19 coronavirus spread, the Prescott-based Good Samaritan Evangelical Lutheran Society Hospice and Marley House staffs want to share their thanks to Yavapai Regional Medical Center medical professionals who are “life savers” amid this crisis.

By The Daily Courier March 26, 2020
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Prescott City Hall will be closed to the public, effective 8 a.m., Monday, March 30, as a part of the city’s ongoing efforts to curb the impacts of COVID-19.

By The Daily Courier March 26, 2020
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West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Medical Director Dr. David Wolkoff tapped the wry wisdom of the late humorist Erma Bombeck to cope with the worry inspired by the global COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.

By Nanci Hutson March 26, 2020
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The Arizona National Guard stepped up its efforts to bolster the supply of food Thursday as a few dozen soldiers packed boxes at food banks seeing a surge in demand and others prepared to move goods between warehouses and grocery stores.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 26, 2020
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is asking students on the Prescott campus to vacate residence halls by Sunday, March 29 in response to COVID-19. Flight-training will continue unless otherwise mandated by authorities.

By Jesse Bertel March 26, 2020
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Health Department: Yavapai County up to 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19, state at 508
All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to climb in the state of Arizona. According to Yavapai County Community Health Services on Thursday morning, there are now 508 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, up from 401 just 24 hours ago.

By The Daily Courier March 26, 2020
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On March 25, Gov. Doug Ducey discussed recent actions taken by the state to get more medical supplies, expand telemedicine coverage, ensure renters impacted by COVID-19 can stay in their homes and more.

March 26, 2020
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Patients and visitors to Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s campuses in Prescott and Prescott Valley will now be required to utilize a single direction entrance and exit so as to implement a triage screening process for all during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, officials said in a news release on Wednesday.

By Nanci Hutson March 25, 2020
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All Town of Chino Valley meetings, including town council, boards, commissions and committees have been suspended until further notice due to guidelines from the CDC and Governor Doug Ducey during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from Information Officer Matt Santos.

By The Daily Courier March 25, 2020
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Arizona’s COVID-19 cases are accelerating quickly as more testing becomes available, with 401 identified cases and six known deaths. Three known deaths have occurred in Maricopa County, one in Pima County and one in Coconino County.

March 25, 2020
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More medical providers are starting to join the effort to collect specimens for COVID-19 testing at the area’s two commercial laboratories — LabCorp and Sonora Quest — but still-limited supplies require facilities to keep strict protocols about who is eligible for a test, providers and health officials said.

By Nanci Hutson March 24, 2020
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Yavapai County Food Bank among Tri-City area charities helping during the COVID-19 pandemic
Prescott Community Cupboard, Chino Valley Food Bank also providing food services

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wreak havoc on the small-business community in Arizona, it’s likely that more and more people in Prescott Valley and beyond will need help from local food banks.

By Doug Cook March 24, 2020
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The Community Health Center of Yavapai is in need of donations for personal protective equipment (PPE) for its healthcare staff.

By The Daily Courier March 24, 2020
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Arizonans affected by COVID-19 will not be in danger of losing their homes, at least through July 23.

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According to Yavapai County Community Health Services, there are now 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state of Arizona, up from 235 just 24 hours earlier, a press release stated Tuesday morning.

By The Daily Courier March 24, 2020
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The Prescott National Forest began an orderly closure of developed recreation sites on Monday, March 23, to protect public health and safety and to align with state and local measures already in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 24, 2020
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A Phoenix-area man has died and his wife was in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an anti-malaria medication that's been touted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19.

By ASTRID GALVAN and JONATHAN J. COOPER AP March 23, 2020
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The Prescott Fire Department would like to remind everyone to ensure that they keep their emergency exits open and passable.

March 23, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey is preparing a list of what are “essential services’’ should he decide to order everyone who doesn’t fit into that category to stay home due to COVID-19.

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The City of Prescott will be closing all public restrooms at all trails, parks, lakes and playgrounds, effective March 24.

By The Daily Courier March 23, 2020

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